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Young Adult Opportunities

Wildland Restoration Team Member

  • Wildland Restoration Team Member- Extended Term

    Location: Missoula, MT
    Ages: 17-30, up to 35 for military veterans
    Dates: 5/16/2022 - 10/19/2022
    Living Allowance: $737 Biweekly, before taxes
    Education Award: $3247.50
    Health Insurance: Provided at NO COST
    Member Assistance Program: Free 24/7 access to confidential behavioral health counseling, financial assistance, medical/legal advocacy, and more!
    Food Per Diem while on Projects

  • Crew Member Wildland Restoration Team (Mesic Restoration)

    Location: Helena, MT
    Ages: 17-30, up to 35 for military veterans
    Dates: 5/16/2022 - 10/19/2022
    Living Allowance: $737 Biweekly, before taxes
    Education Award: $3247.50
    Health Insurance: Provided at NO COST
    Member Assistance Program: Free 24/7 access to confidential behavioral health counseling, financial assistance, medical/legal advocacy, and more!
    Food Per Diem while on Projects

Wildland Restoration crews are on the front lines of invasive species management and ecological restoration in an early detection rapid response model for wildland restoration.  Crew members are trained in plant identification, inventory and monitoring techniques using GPS, invasive species management that may include chemical, biological and mechanical treatments, and resource conservation management practices. Wildland Restoration crews may also participate in innovative wetlands and habitat restoration projects such as beaver pond mimicry. Projects are often rigorous requiring participants to carry a heavy backpack sprayer and work in hot weather across rugged terrain while wearing protective gear. The exposure to resource professionals working on premier public lands in the West and real-world job experience in wildland restoration is unparalleled. You will gain intensive, hands-on experience in ecological restoration and invasive species management, Leave No Trace principals, backcountry travel, camping in diverse wildland settings including remote wilderness and national parks, and Basic First Aid/CPR certification! Don't get stuck in the weeds...apply today!

Our Wildland Restoration Team (Mesic Restoration) in Helena will work with mesic restoration techniques and in-stream beaver-dam analog construction, a simple, effective, and non-invasive approach to riparian restoration. This crew will work with a diverse range of stakeholders (private, government, and non-profit) in order to achieve large scale land conservation efforts with rural communities throughout the state of Montana. This is a great opportunity for recent college graduates who have experience in restoration to gain practical field experience in a rapidly growing area of conservation, with and a strong potential for future career paths. 

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